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candidate brown to verbally attack then-mayor fenty. tonight, many still want ton if mayor gray had knowledge of this. vincent gray's campaign for mayor was a long time ago but questions about what went on behind the scenes won't go away. mayor gray refused to talk about two of his campaign workers charged this week. >> this is an ongoing pending investigation and there is nothing, really, i can comment on and this is obviously continuing to unfold. >> reporter: according to authorities, brown was not lying when he said members of gray's campaign paid him to stay in the race. brown has always said that the mayor knew about it. the mayor always denied it. >> i think i will stay with what i said before and there is that continuing investigation. it has been for months. >> reporter: wednesday, gray's campaign worker howard brooks was charged with making a false statement to the fbi when he said he never gave money to brown's campaign. we went to brooks' silver spring home seeking comments but no one answered the door. before he was charged this morning, council hab mary chay, who led a
the former candidate brown. gore claims the deal for brown to take money in exchange for verbal attacks on former mayor fenty. did candidate gray know about this at the time? and matt ackland has more. >> reporter: the mayor said over and over again he didn't know of any plan to pay or offer brown a job for attacks on fenty and thomas gore did. >> does the mayor know about this? >> reporter: no comment from thomas gore, a friend and longtime campaign worker for vincent gray earlier, he admitted to a federal judge he would take out mean orders and give them to another unnamed campaign worker who would then give them to brown. a total of $660 worth. when brown went to the media, gore said he shred a notebook with payment records. >> and i think mr. gore said in court today there was an agreement between he and, i think, it was person a and when person a did his part, mr. gore did his part. >> reporter: gore's attorney tells us his client is working with federal authorities as they continue the probe into gray's campaign. >> and asking questions and -- >> reporter: federal authorities are
keep coming in for chuck brown. and karen has more. >> reporter: the howard theatre is honoring chuck brown with a slide show that is running non- stop inside the lobby here. around the corner on the streets and that is named after him, chuck brown way and there is that makeshift memorial on that lamppost. the entire region seems to be getting in and we just got back and they are going gaga overgogo. >> what are your memories? the memories of chuck brown? >> reporter: gogo radio.com is the internet is playing chuck brown 24/7. djs teaming up for interactive radio. >> and that is about that godfather. >> reporter: the fans are calling in to express their feelings. >> and to so many people. >> and called remembrances between the classic driving percussion of the go go beat that was undisputable chuck brown's own and you can't listen to the music without dancing to it. forty years after the godfather created go go they looked back on his legacy. he's the co-owner and said that chuck brown's creation was not just about the music and the feet. >> we're sellbrating him as we would and this
. >>> it was a sendoff like no other. washington, d.c., had a find farewell to chuck brown today. and i hear there are many, many highlights. >> reporter: i'm having difficulty hearing you and you know what? it's hard to pick -- this is good they turned it over to chuck brown and to the musicians and the fans who were personally caught by the godfather of go go uck hear the calls of the funeral home in celebration and the party started long before the program and with some long lines outside and long lines inside. >> reporter: people stopped first to sign an oversized drawing. >> this is tough today. >> reporter: this longtime radio favorite played host. >> i'm a dj. and when i start it like this, hit it. throughout is the program it was a larger-than-lifevo. >> and every time i'm seven years old, started playing the piano. >> reporter: city officials are preparing permanent monuments. >> and i'm going to send over a piece of legislation to the council. >> chuck brown loved d.c. and we loved him back. >> reporter: d.c.'s congressional delegate is interviewing a resolutions to designate augus
, celebrating the life and legacy of chuck brown. family, friends, and fans are gearing up for tomorrow's final farewell to the godo father of go go. his memorial service had been held at the washington convention center and karen bray houston has more -- karen gray houston has more. >> reporter: you can expect a farewell tribute. the service is extended and into an extra hour and is going to run from noon-4. you will hear from top city officials and friends and family and there is going to be lots of music. cliff jones and the seven sons of soul. one of the groups that will be performing. warming up during rehearsal at the perfect sound studio in hyattsville. they credit chuck brown with the creatinggogo coming up with an original sound and being a leader. >> when we were kids, he paveed the way and showed us how to be strong and showed us how to do music business right. >> it's good he got those, the flowers while he was living as well. the outpouring of support even in his death is overwhelming. >> reporter: what can we expect on thursday's homegrown celebration? the music director wayne br
campaign workers, brocks and gore, were breaking the law. officials say that they were paying brown to stay in the race and verbally attack fenty. gray said that he knew nothing about it. and on wednesday, told us this. >> there is an ongoing, pending investigation so there is nothing to comment. this is continuing to unfold. >> reporter: prosecutors say gore and brooks put together a plan and used gray campaign contributions to fund it. and prosecutors say gore would take out money orders, $660 worth and brookes would put false names on them and hand them to brown. brown has said that gray knew about it, so far federal authorities haven't been able to prove it. >> and back out live now, the hearing is wrapping up. if brookes cooperates, he could serve parole and looks like sentenceing guidelines are anywhere from six months up to five years and the judge said if he cooperates with prosecutors, the prosecutors can then file a motion asking the judge to go lenient on him. we're told that not only thomas brookes but gore has been working with prosecutors as this investigation continues and on
.c. region is paying tribute to d.c. music legend chuck brown today. the crowds lined up for a public viewing. the line is so long, they stretch down the block and around the corner. fox 5s karen gray houston is at the viewing tonight in northwest. karen? >> reporter: this is exciting here. what you see happening here, it's kind of a picture block party, a fitting tribute to the father of go go and can you get your chuck brown f-shirts there and there is that long line, a spillover for fans who went earlier to pay their tribute and some are full of emotions, remembering chuck brown as they remembered him n a wide bridge hat, dressed as he would be if he was on stage. in this outpouring of support is a collective thank you from the nation's capitol and that is from the young. especially from some older followers, people who remember when it was on top of the r&b singles chart in 1979. some coming to say farewell including official washington, the mayor, and members of the d.c. council. >> from the very beginning, we hit it off as two individual whoops on the hard way, you know and chuck was in
. >> all right, matt, thank you very much. >> uh-huh. >>> >>> chuck brown is reportedly recovering from pneumonia. the washington post quotes brown's daughter saying he's in the hospital. the paper quotes sources saying doctors removed blood clot and brown developed pneumonia. he cancelled all of his may performances. >>> the late civil rights icon rosa parks will have a permanent honor at the national cathedral. it will formally install a statue of her thursday in the section of the church goat devoted to human rights. she'll stand near a figure of former first lady eleanor roosevelt. parks refused to give up her seat in 1955, and passed away seven years ago. >>> a ceremony today at the world war ii memorial in honor of a day of victor. on may 8th, no one 45, 67 years ago, the maze nazi surrendered -- the nazi surrender oned and today's tribute honored the veterans of the holocaust. they placed wreaths in front of the field of stars that present the 400,000 american service members who lost their lives. >> with this victor, our forces and allies not only save this great nation, but our
today during the budget cuts. chairman brown said it's time to take a serious look at all of the tickets and fees getting handed out by the government and there could be a new deal when it comes to extending bar hours in d.c. matt ackland is live now. >> reporter: let's talk about those bar hours in just a second. and some strong words from chairman brown. when it comes speed cameras, red light cameras and other fees. if you don't want a ticket, don't break the law. the chairman said that the amount of the tickets is too much and he's considering calling a special hearing to look at all fee structures. >> and at some point, we have to stop this. we might get the ticket out of the door. >> reporter: chairman brown hears complaints often from speed cameras, and higher rates to park on the street. >> and they getting ticketed and feed for everything that is moving and we should take a look at. this. >> reporter: like it or not, that money is used to prop up the budget. >> everyone said we didn't raise taxes but doubled and tripled at all of the fees. people are tired of the fuge he -- of t
prosecutors refer to as candidate b or campaign b. >> reporter: want my name cleared. >> reporter: brown, a former mayoral candidate, long claimed he was handed cash and money orders, even promised a job from gray's campaign. he said he was offered the things in exchange for verbally attacking the former mayor fenty during debates. brown got a job when gray won. when he was fired, he started telling his story to the media. turns out about the same time in march of 2011, prosecutors say that thomas gore knowingly destroyed a spiral notebook containing a record of payments to candidate b. >> and how were you paid? >> the i shall initial payment in cash. >> an envelope with money? >> a white envelope. yes. >> reporter: during the same time, mayor gray repeatedly denied wrong doing and called a special weekend press conference following brown's initial allegations. >> i can't imagine engaging in such reprehensible behavior, and i know nothing about anyone in my campaign who did that. >> reporter: meanwhile, this is a picture of mayor gray in las vegas monday, trying to drum up business for t
outside of the restaurant. he drove away and came back. when the 24-year-old straight trooper wesley brown stepped outside to take a phone call, he was cut down by gun fire. >> to have someone, anyone to die around you and have a partner of yours that you cared for that cared for everyone else, take the last breath in your arms is something you can't tell anybody how you feel about that. something you carry with you all of the time, something i carry with me every day. >> reporter: inside the courtroom, the officerel to the judge ironically he wanted to arrest williams at the applebees but it was trooper brown who persuaded him and let the man go. the late trooper's sister, faison, told the judge the revenge killing was foolishness. tara harrison, in asking for the maximum penalty, referred to the defend as evil, said he threatened witnesses and pointed out he has not expressed remorse. williams declined to speak at the sentenceing and his attorney noting the young man is maintaining his innocence and intends to appeal the jury's verdict. the circuit judge said a quarter century ago the ma
marlboro, maryland. there is a school bus accident on brown station road. you can sort of see the scene there. the school bus is to the right and appears that it got into an accident with a black suv and at this point, we're not sure if students were on board the bus or if it was headed somewhere or from somewhere. there were some minor injuries involved in this accident and appears the cars are getting by again. this is upper marlboro on brown station road. a school bus accident and we're waiting to get more information. as soon as we get that, we'll pass it on to you. >>> for parents of school-age children, it's always the same question: what do we do with the kids all summer? figuring it out may have gotten easier. a virginia mom had frustration and turned them into a business to help all parents. he's more. >> this is going to be awesome today. >> reporter: an awesome summer can you bet that is what they hoping for. >> you can be headed down going into our first ance? >> we're going -- >> reporter: if they're looking for excitement, they might find it here. this non-profit runs outd
the animals safe. >> thank you. >>> fans will soon get to pay tribute to dc legend chuck brown. an all day public viewing at the howard theatre tomorrow 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. a public memorial service will be held thursday, the god father of go go died at the age of 75 after battling pneumonia. >>> hurricane season hasn't officially started but florida is already recovering from a tropical storm. >> windy conditions, closed beaches this memorial day. >>> brand new anti aging drug some call the miracle pill. does it really make you look and feel younger? we investigate. >>> huge step for the georgia teen, battling a flesh eating bacteria. coming up ming up  >>> memorial day weekend turned deadly in the chesapeake bay. after searching 80 square miles over 9 hours the coast guard called off the search. the man went fish being friends sunday and went missing off howl point. >>> a man fell off a boat after it hit a jetty. police have not released his name. >>> tropical storm beryl has been down graded to a depression but still putting a damper on some of the usual memorial day
officials will certify results in five days. i was told today chairman brown will then schedule a swearing in ceremony, very soon, after that, so ward 5 has representation as soon as possible laura. >>> fox 5 covering every step. matt thank you. >>> u.s. postal service stopping a plan to close 600 city and suburban post offices. most facilities on the chopping block were neighbourhood post offices, result of plummeting profits but the concern was many people, especially disabled or elderly would be unable to access postal services. the usps said they are now working on a new plan. >>> big drop for the u.s. stock market today, with news of a political stale mate in greece. lawmakers there are now in a power sharing talk, amid-fears greece could miss a debt payment then the euro could take a hit and cause a ripple effect in the u.s. the dow lost 125 points today. that is not the only trouble on wall street. jp morgan chase execs could be paying the price for a $2 billion trading mistake. the ceo warns losses could get worse. one top executive now stepped down and two more could be on the way
and shook the barrel that it was in. >> the browns know that feeling. their son battled bone cancer when you asked them how long mad di has been gone, they answer not in years, but in days. 976. >> having lived through that experience, we want to give back and we want to try to help other children. >> they also want to keep mady's memory alive. they organized the mady miracle cancer walk. the money raised sunday, may 20, will help pay jess' salary at georgetown. the walk began in 2009 when mady was still alive. >> i see lots of children at the event and they are with their families and happy they are having a great time. part of me wishes mady is going to pop up and you know, see us at the walk. i know he's there with us in spirit. >> mady and alesia never alone. in washington, beth parker, fox 5 news. >> the walk is in alexandria on sunday, may 20. you can register online or in person on the day of the walk. for more information, visit our website, myfoxdc.com. >>> a marine got the gift of a lifetime when he came home from afghanistan. his six-year-old son surprised his dad by walk
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